Day two started very early with a 6:30am shuttle to reach Bootleg Canyon in-time to do the Tour de Lake Mead, a 27 mile out and back road ride. Fuji had kindly found an Altamira 1.0 for me to ride, equipped with  Dura Ace and a load of the new Oval components they’ve been working […]

The summer turned into autumn unannounced – one day everything is warm and sunny, next morning, it’s still sunny, but the cold weather makes the usual morning commute a bit trickier. On the other hand, it suddenly gets dark pretty soon and if you are still expecting the light conditions of early August, then you […]

Today was definitely not a normal Monday morning in the office! The kind folks at Garmin invited us along to the annual Garmin ride out – a chance to ride a 19.4 mile route with the Garmin Transitions team, with the added bonus this year of a chance to review the new Garmin Edge 800 GPS […]

Here’s a couple of reviews from Andy, one of our Ride it and Rate it! panel.  For those that don’t know Ride it! and Rate it! it is a panel of our customers and staff that try out some of our products and then post reviews for others to make informed decisions on what products to use.  We send out FREE […]

Not long ago, Evans Cycles have started to offer bike maintenance courses at our stores for our customers. Bike maintenance is like base jumping: looks scary at first, but afterwards some practice, you realise that it’s not that bad. As I confessed a couple of months ago on this blog, I myself wasn’t a keen […]

It’s September and I, like most other cyclists hate to admit it but the height of summer is behind us!  The days are getting shorter and the weather cooler, changeable and unpredictable – the ride into work in the morning can be 10 degrees, but the ride home in the evening more like 20 degrees! […]

Early July,2010, found us in the Swiss canton of Solothurn. Sitting at the foot of the Jura mountains, the town of Grenchen – more famous for its watch making – will slowly become more famous as we were about to find out. For a start it was the venue for BMC’s Excitement Research days. Despite […]

Lot of anticipation surrounded the Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme a.k.a. the Boris bikes. It’s been up and running for almost two weeks now, so we set out the see how the scheme works, how the bikes ride and how easy or complicated it is to actually use the scheme. My flatmate had ordered a couple […]

Every now and again, it can be very hard to work in the cycling industry. For example, on Wednesday, I had to go to Central London to Red Bull’s flashy office building and I had to check out Charge’s all-new lineup. Moreover, I had to talk to some nice people and were offered some drinks. […]